Epidendrum macarense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2004 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Sierra de la Macarena Epidendrum [A mountain range in Meta Colombia]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in the department of Meta Colombia on the Sierra de la Macarena at lower elevations as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 3 to 8, all along the stem, ovate-elliptic, unequally bilobed, slightly carinate dorsally, coriaceous leaves taht blooms in the fall on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle very short, subcorymbose, subsessile, simultaneously 9 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, rounded floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 154 Hagsater & Dodson 1993 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;